patinated and gilt iron, limestone
21⅞ x 47¼ x 23⅝ in. (55.6 x 12 x 59.9 cm)
Overall in good condition. The limestone tabletop with surface scratches and areas of abrasion throughout. The side edges of the tabletop with three small chips to the stone, the largest measuring 1/2 in. wide. The gilt surfaces present with scratches and areas of abrasion as well as scattered areas of loss to the gilt surface concentrated to the edges and consistent with age. The iron base with occasional discoloration and loss to the paint consistent with age, as well as concentrated areas of rust to the lower portions of the feet visible in the catalogue photography. An elegant model by the Art Deco metalsmith.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Françoise Baudot, Gilbert Poillerat, Maître Ferronnier, Paris, 1992, p. 240